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Norfolk and Suffolk boat firms at London Boat Show

11:48 06 January 2012

The Boardwalk at the London Boat show. In front is the Haines 400 built in Catfield. Photo: Denise Bradley

The Boardwalk at the London Boat show. In front is the Haines 400 built in Catfield. Photo: Denise Bradley

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The stunning work of Norfolk and Suffolk boat builders will be on a world stage for the next 10 days as the glamorous London Boat Show kicked off this morning.

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Industry heads said that while the climate was tough British boats, such as those built in East Anglian yards were doing well on a world stage.

Chief executive of Ipswich based Oyster, which makes many boats in Wroxham and a director of the show, David Tydeman, said: “British boat building is doing quite well. There is new investment and we are investing a lot of money.”

He said that a lot of money was being made through the export market.

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4 comments

  • Nice boats. Can I get one for under 20 pounds.

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    margery

    Friday, January 6, 2012

  • the boats are wonderful and stunning.be proud of local business.

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    bookworm

    Friday, January 6, 2012

  • Could you name these boat builders please Annbelle!! It is a little biased to name just one.

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    john kendall

    Saturday, January 7, 2012

  • "stunning" eh? Nice bit of unbiased reporting I see...

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    merrydancer

    Friday, January 6, 2012

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